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Embodied recovery environments

Barker, Susan 2018. Embodied recovery environments. In: Norman, Ian and Ryrie, Iain eds. The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 4. London: McGraw Hill Education, pp. 140-155.

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Environmental factors, as with other elements of mental health care have received increasing research attention to facilitate evidence based practice. The environment is said to be a vital tool in therapeutic processes which can enable staff, reduce ‘burn out’ and provide a therapeutic landscape (Nicholls et al. 2015). To provide optimal care the impact of the environment needs recognition and research evidence should be used to promote therapeutic milieu. This chapter focuses on the physical or built environment but also includes consideration of the cultural impact. Some reflections drawn from the author’s own professional experience are presented to highlight aspects of the recovery environment. Whilst the characters within these case studies have been anonymised they are written in the first person to preserve authenticity

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: McGraw Hill Education
ISBN: 9780335226900
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2022 08:23

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